Thursday, May 28, 2009

If only I were a Latina!

If only I were a women, "a Latina" then maybe I could understand why the U.S. is in the position it is in today. Maybe if I had that rich heritage I would understand how spending tax revenue on new and more expensive options help us reduce debt and get the economy back on track. Maybe, but I think not. I think my real problem is that my skin is white, my last name is Ortiz and I don't know who I am anymore.

I'm a minority, no wait I'm an evil white man. I must be be wrong because of the color of my skin, right? My dad was from Mexico and my mom from Germany, so I'm a first generation American. So I must be a minority. But no I'm evil and racist because I didn't vote for Obama. AAAhhhhh!!!, Help please, I need universal health care so I can get the mental help that I need.

I did not come from a privileged background. I did not make a fortune on the Internet bubble. I did not rush out and buy more house than I could afford because Country Wide wanted to give me the money. I used to think I was a republican. I used to think that more people voting was a good thing. I used to think that organized education was a way for people to improve their life.

Now, I don't know I just don't know. I think Glenn Beck has the right idea, more people talking with one another. We need to share ideas and kick the career politicians out of office. We need to fill those offices with people who believe in our constitution and are willing to get the job done and get out. Let the next man or women take over and continue were they left off instead of always doing what they need to do in order to get re-elected.

This is my first real blog, I hope to grow it into something meaningful and not just as a platform for my crazy frustration. I hope you enjoy it and share it with those like you who may find it entertaining and maybe even illuminating.



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  1. Hi Mike,

    I am your wife so I get to listen to you rant about these things all the time but I must give you kudos for such a strong coherent first blog post. Welcome to the blogging world.

    I really like what you say about not knowing who you are. I think it says a lot about the stereotypes that are so big in our country right now.

    I'm glad you found an outlet. Now maybe my ears can take a break :) By the way, I'm not sure "illuminative" is a word but I kind of like it.

  2. Thank you, and illuminative is a word:-)